Laser-induced breakdown versus self-focusing for focused picosecond pulses in water

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Abstract

We present numerical studies of nonlinear propagation for picosecond pulses focused in water. Depending on the pulse duration and focusing conditions, for some input powers self-focusing may precede laser-induced breakdown and vice versa. We derive a criterion that predicts the relative roles of laser-induced breakdown and self-focusing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1958-1960
Number of pages3
JournalOptics letters
Volume20
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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